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Q&A: Meet Ronak Bhatia

Meet Ronak Bhatia, a remarkable young man from Chandler, Arizona, and a 2024 Alisa's Angels recipient. He's just graduated from Perry High School and is set to study Mechanical Engineering at Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University. Ronak started his journey in community service at just six years old when he founded Brothers and Sisters Serving Others (BSSO). This group has grown into a nonprofit that has raised over $50,000 to help local families in need. His story shows how much one person can achieve with hard work and a big heart. We look forward to seeing all the amazing things he’ll do at ASU and beyond.

What inspired you to apply for the Alisa’s Angels Scholarship?

I was inspired to apply for Alisa’s Angels Scholarship when I saw that they had a heavy focus on service. I have been doing community service from a young age, so once I saw this scholarship, I knew it was perfect for me to apply to.

Can you share a moment or experience from high school that shaped who you are today?

I think an important experience from my high school was when I watched a video emphasizing the importance of gratitude. I used to complain about everything, but after I watched this video, my mindset on life changed. I realized how blessed I was in life to receive the opportunities I have been given.

What are you most excited about as you embark on your future plans?

I am most excited about becoming more independent and having the college experience. Once you turn 18, the real world starts, where there will be more responsibility. I am excited to see what my future holds for me.

What is a personal achievement or milestone you are particularly proud of?

One of my proudest achievements is winning the Junior Achievement 18 Under 18 award. This was a milestone for me, as it recognized the impact I have made on the community through my years of service.

How did your high school experience prepare you for your future endeavors?

I believe that my high school experience has prepared me in various fields of academics, athletics, extracurriculars, and social activities. The experiences I have had have turned me into a well-rounded individual who is ready for my future endeavors.

What advice would you give to future applicants of the Alisa’s Angels Scholarship?

My biggest advice to future applicants is to get involved in meaningful community service from a young age, so by the time applicants are old enough to apply, they will have a strong chance of winning. I would also recommend acquiring leadership roles throughout high school, as they will teach you important skills in life.


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